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Still a mess.

Damn. I'm still a mess.

My left foot has stopped hurting. Now my right one is due to a blister on my big toe.

Here is something scary that I have just allowed myself to recognize and be somewhat concerned about - I seem to have lost a major percentage of hearing in my right ear. Instead I hear a constant wave-like sound. I'm going through Q-Tips like they're going out of style.

Something tells me I should see a doctor about that one.

Unfortunately, work right now doesn't allow for anything like that. Once this week is over, I'll be able to concentrate on myself again.

Personal life? Blech.

I'm a mess.

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ciani
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
go get an ear cleaning kit. let the liquid soak in your ear and then wash it out with the water thingie. or use ear candles. you may need multiple ones. You might just have a mass of wax in your ear and qtips might just push it further in.
boymeat
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
I'll do that, thanks. I presume I can find that at any decent drug store?
ciani
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)
ear cleaning kits at any drug store, yes. They usually come with a plastic bulb for washing the ear out with water. the ear candles would have to be at a health food store or something most likely. but yeah, a doctor can dig out chunks of wax, but you don't really want to do that yourself because you can't see where you're digging. and chunks do significantly decrease your hearing.
luna_littleone
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC)
Any drug store will have the kit.

let the drops sit in your ear for about 3 minutes and then use the bulb to blow warm water into your ear. It will fizz in your ear just to warn you. It's not burning your ear just working on the wax.

I have similar problems and have to clean out my ears once a month.
I know TMI.

cyanidetablet
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
My ear did something similar to that right before my eardrum burst. Go see a doctor. At the worst, it's nothign and you wasted money and time. At best, you'll catch it before it does something horrible.

I have some degree of permanent hearing loss in that ear now. Please, go see a doctor.
thanophile
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:30 am (UTC)
If the cleaning kit doesn't help, see a dr. It's frightening how easily hearing can be permanently damaged.

Alsoalso, you should soak your footsies and be kind to them for a while.
professorbird
Oct. 20th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
Try using some warm olive oil on a QTip to draw out stuff. It helps with earaches too. And make time to get it checked. Please.
aillecat
Oct. 20th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
my brother had an ear infection that ended up getting really bad, but it started out like that....
he now has almost complete hearing loss in one ear...for a musician that sucked...

I'm paranoid about my ears, personally.

Do yourself a favor, your ears are not something you want to leave to amateur care, unless a doctor says its ok....

Otherwise, you want to make that trip to the doctor ASAP.
rdhdsnippet
Oct. 20th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
Why don't you call and make an appointment now? It's likely that it may be difficult to get in before next week anyway, but you'll have it set up.

Feel better toe!
yummygirl
Oct. 20th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
Donning professional hat

1. Stop putting Q-tips in your ear, it can exacerbate the problem.

2. Go see a physician. Ear pain, and fullness can be indicators of much larger problems than just an ear infection.

3. If you are having hearing difficulties, the doctor will probably recommend that you see an audiologist (if I were closer I'd do it for you, or if you are coming up to Boston anytime soon, I'll do it for you there) to confirm or rule-out any type of hearing loss.

There that's my two cents
nyssimi
Oct. 20th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm glad that you're making an appt for your ear.
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